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That not only has he given himself up to apostasy and shame but that his ballads were responsible for turning a murderous felon into the most popular outlaw hero and folk legend of England Robin HoodWritten with his characteristic depth and subtlety his sure understanding of folklore his precise command of detail Adam Thorpe's ninth novel is both a thrilling re examination of myth and a moving reminder of how human innocence and frailty fix and harden into histo. This wasn t an easy read and I didn t always enjoy it but the overall imaginative concept was awesome and that s what I remember it for most of all

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Hodd By Adam Thorpe

Who was Robin Hood Romantic legend casts him as outlaw archer and hero of the people living in Sherwood Forest with Friar Tuck Little John and Maid Marian stealing from the rich to give to the poor but there is no historical proof to back this up The early ballads portray a uite different figure impulsive violent vengeful with no concern for the needy no merry band and no Maid Marian Hodd provides a possible answer to this famous uestion in the form of a medieval. As difficult a novel as I ve finished in a long time but also a marvel of sustained and disciplined imagination all the impressive as the novel s central conceit that it read as a translated Latin text written in the hand of a monk several centuries before the novel in the form that we know it existed cannot but have been hostile to Thorpe s instincts as an artist Too thorny a read to give it five stars but much too ambitious and visionary to give it anything lower than four whatever its unfriendliness to the reader

review Hodd By Adam Thorpe

Document rescued from a ruined church on the Somme and translated from the original Latin The testimony of an anonymous monk it describes his time as a boy in the greenwood with a half crazed bandit called Robert Hodd who following the thirteenth century principles of the 'heresy of the Free Spirit' believes himself above God and beyond sin Hodd and his crimes would have been forgotten without the boy's minstrel skills and it is the old monk's cruel fate to know. I have yet to have a book that I have not finished reading Hodd threatened to be the first The original thought of a book written by a monk who was truly in the presence of Robin Hood was very compelling for me Only to learn that the author set in so many side tracking foot notes and foot notes upon those foot notes that the original narrative feel of the book is lost in what instead feels like a text book one is forced to read Around page 150 I stopped reading and no longer had an interest to pick it up ever again However not to have my record tarnished I agreed to finish the book If only I had made it to page 175 or so to begin with The true excitement and feel of the Robin Hood narative returns and finally stitches together several side stories followed by the narrator It sweeps along with you no longer wanting to stop reading to the sweet reminissent end Definetly a book I am happy to have read now and glad that a stubborn will compelled me to pick it up again Dear readers do not become frustrated by a book that seems to have no lusterkeep reading and you will find it


10 thoughts on “Hodd By Adam Thorpe

  1. says:

    As difficult a novel as I've finished in a long time but also a marvel of sustained and disciplined imagination all the impressive as the novel's central conceit that it read as a translated Latin text written in the hand of a monk several centuries before the novel in the form that we know it existed cannot but have been hostile to Thorpe's instincts as an artist Too thorny a read to give it five stars but

  2. says:

    “The seas are folded over us above our heads the lower sea becoming the upper sea and yet still blue when not girt with sea mist which is grey and melancholy Some men when they look up see birds but I see only a

  3. says:

    This tale presents a postmodern hyperbolical Robin Hood who actually looks realistic enough very different from the mythical hero we are all familiar withThe story is told in 1305 by a 90 year old monk who spent a year in his company initially against his will in 1225 during the minority of king Henry IIIHood called Hodd Hode Hodde in the text is described as being then a guy “handsome enough until he spoke then his

  4. says:

    When I started this book I was confused for a minute I thought the book was historical fiction a retelling of the Robin Hood myth If s

  5. says:

    I have yet to have a book that I have not finished reading Hodd threatened to be the first The original thought of a book written by

  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this although I found it difficult to follow in parts due to the footnotesA really fascinating wa

  7. says:

    Pretty good book in an interesting era with an interesting perspective but some of the descriptive language does go on a bit

  8. says:

    This wasn't an easy read and I didn't always enjoy it but the overall imaginative concept was awesome and that's what I remember it for most of all

  9. says:

    Robin Hood is one of my favorite stories from when I was a kid to now So any book about him will draw me in Hodd does have a uniue way of telling this story The actual author Adam Thorpe writes it as an academic in the 19

  10. says:

    As the rediscovered printer's proof of a translation of a lost copy of an original Thirteenth Century manuscript this novel presents with over 400 scholarly footnotes as well as mediaeval marginalia and Latin apparatus criticus what is claimed to be the earliest historical record of the brutal felon later known as Robin Hood Thorpe'

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